Can VisualHg work without TortoiseHg?

Oct 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM


What exactly does VisualHg depend on?  Does it only require the TortoiseHg command line program (*.exe) and nothing else?  Can I put the command line program on my computer and configure VisualHg to find it without installing TortoiseHg or anything else for that matter?

Basically, I have no experience with Mercurial and no intention of learning it, at least not right now.  I just want to contribute a feature to an open source project that uses Mercurial in the easiest way possible, which for me is to get the latest from source control in Visual Studio, make changes, then upload my changes to source control (my Fork, I guess) entirely from within Visual Studio.  I'm not interested in installing a shell extension for Hg.


Dec 4, 2013 at 6:36 AM
The best option for you would be to install TortoiseHg without shell extensions and overlay icons.